Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of wit.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember...
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
That good disposition which boasts of being most tender is often stifled by the least...
The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
Ridicule dishonors a man more than dishonor does.
Nothing hinders a thing from being natural so much as the straining ourselves to make...
There are but very few men clever enough to know all the mischief they do.
We seldom find people ungrateful so long as it is thought we can serve them.
Only the contemptible fear contempt.
We easily forgive our friends those faults that do no affect us ourselves.
The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all...
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.
We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.
People's personalities, like buildings, have various facades, some pleasant to view, some not.
The accent of one's birthplace remains in the mind and in the heart as in...